Adichie wins Orange Prize

Great, great news: Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won the 2007 Orange Prize for her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. She is the first African to take home the British award, established twelve years ago to honor the best writing by women. The Guardian has an audio interview of Chimamanda, as well as a reading from her novel. The news has made my day.

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